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June 15, 1953
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r U.S. Officials Only SECFh'P Approved For Release 2001/11/20 : CIA-RDP80-00809A000500080104-5 Poland PLACE ACQUIR (B. SOURCE) DATE ACQUIRE (BY SOURCE) T h i s I,, UNEVALUATED INFORMATION DATE DISTR. 15 Jun 1953 NO OF PAGES 2 j NO. OF ENCLS. SUPP. To REPORT NO. loading half the cargo at point (A) the vessel moved to point (B).. This move was necessary by reason o the act that cranes on the pier at point (B) are not high enough to reach over the side of a Liberty ship when the vessel is empty. At point (B) there are 12 cranes, six on each side. These cranes move on rails and cats be taken completely off the pier via the connecting 5X1A 5X1A 5X1A 5X1A harbor rail network. Gdynia harbor was ve buo There were about 2O merchant chips at piers and waiting for berths while SL CUi71TI Y INFORMATION CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT new Polish passenger ship was - berthed at point (C). 3. In addition to the merchant ships, there were three destroyers believed to be Soviet and six or seven patrol boats of various sizes all tied up at the ship- 1 yards, point (D) The destroyers had four guns forward in c ose mounts an two guns a in one enclosed mount, and an unknown number', of antiaircraft nd machine guns on the port and starboard SId66 . Lain tic.0,1. yer- had one funnel , not raked, and a large mast rorward ana a smaller one aft. The forward mast was equipped with a radar antenn-,. The patrol craft did not appear to have radar and each had one gun forward. All of he naval vessels were painted grey 5X1A 4. the entrance to Gdynia harbor is still mined, as shown on le o c. artsaa t at the Polish pilot was especially careful in bringing the ship in. The mine fields are ma:-"ed and the channel through the fields can be followed without a chart A number of wrecks .vere still. in the harbor during this SECRET 'iFCWI r, II:f I' W-14 iION 1-0 i R I 7-I,L-! _-:-_. .: ONI DECLASSIFICATION/RELEASE INSTRUCTIONS ON FILE Approved For Release 2001/11/20 : CIA-RDP80-00809A000500080104-5 25X1A 25X1A 5X1A 5X1A Approved For Release 2001/11/20 : CIA-RDP80-00809A000500080104-5 SECRET.,/? 0771^IALS 0NL'r/SFc.i tty TIa'ormat.lon 8. There are plenty of 1?gicla'? on the streets One, can do 25X1A business with these persons for a cigarette or any kind of food or clothing. In ?? addition, there are six houses in the approximate location narked (l:)' wherb 'ttfyon- can go to dance and drink. The women in these house's are all 'available. In Gdynia, there are both Soviet soldiers and sailors, and these individuals were re,orted to frequent the same houses a^.d appear to have na special regulations which they must follow. not observe any care or trucks of Soviet rmauuta_ yard is in Rood renair anti ,..._ IDar S 7. Public transportation in Gdynia consists of old and badly worn busses, OS GUC trucks and nR Tw... s, 25X1A 25X1A 25X1A, u ng schoo_s, hospitals and the police. "At the 2 5XJA top, there is always a Russian, 2 Fj~( 6. Ashore Polish people were friendly. They seemed hungry and willing to trade any- thing for food or clothing, with fruit being an especially desired item. Any kind of foreign currency can be exchanged in the town. While the stores are open to foreign seamen, prices were very high and there was littl are in charge of ev a to buy. Soviet nationals ery'thing in-2 di Each man desiring to go ashore was given ayw _ Pass- Half of this was teen. from him by the guard upon leaving the vessel, and upon return to the ship the other half was taken by the guard. Three guards with machine guns were around each vessel a:, the pier and a harbor patrol craft was always on station. 9. While in Gdynia net a girl 2 5X1A h k o wer a at Lh. hospital, point 25X1A t h e hos it4: appeared ~ , t' nvnpa.tia,L. on this tour LOJ~"I p to be very crow and a high percentages of the patients were suffering from tuberculosis and venereal disease. The girl told that 2 5X1A there was a great shortage of drugs with which to treat such diseases and that it was the practice'to administer cocaine or morphine, of which the hospital had an ample supply, to relieve the suffering of the patients.. She said that when he ever returned to Gdynia, if he could bring penicillin and streptomycin she would-trade him 10snowm for these two drugs. The girl claimed to have access to an almost unlimited amount of cocaine, As proof, she showed a large five gallon jug almost full of what she said was cocaine an over which she had custody. 25X1A 10. No naval vessels of any kind nor aircraft were observed during either the approach or departure through the Baltic area. Available on loan from the CIA Library is Gdynia 25X1A Port and Roadstead referred to in the forego report, SECRET/L'S OFFIC-TALS ONLY/Se:u: ity T1nformation 25X1A Approved For Release 2001/11/20 : CIA-RDP80-00809A000500080104-5 Approved For Release 2001/11/20 : CIA-RDP80-00809A000500080104-5 Form No.' DEC 1951 57-" Approved For Release 2001/11/20 : CIA-RDP80-00809A000500080104-5 Approved For Release 2001/11/20 : CIA-RDP80-00809A000500080104-5 r Approved For Release 2001/11/20 : CIA-RDP80-00809A000500080104-5